What can tell the footprints in the snow?

I like to go to the forest in the winter. Not only because it’s beautiful. In the winter forest is very interesting. If you go inland and look at the tracks in the snow, you can learn a lot about the life of animals. To one it is terrible, and together with the grandfather-forester who will show all, will tell and in case of danger will protect, – forward!

This is the moose track. It is double, like a cow, but a little bigger and longer. It came the forest handsome bark to consume.

The hare trail is difficult to confuse with the track of another beast: two broad prints of hind legs – in front, two less – behind. This is because the hare on the run hind legs in front of the front.

The wolf’s tracks look like dogs, the young ones have the size of a large dog, the old one has a footprint of four inches and the width is eight. The dog has a weak trace, the wolf has a narrow one, because the fingers of it are tightly compressed – “in a lump”, as the hunters say.

The fox trace is an intricate chain. The paw prints are not apart from each other, but stretch in a straight line one by one, like beads strung on an invisible thread. Fingers tightly compressed. If you walk a little along the fox’s track, you can see holes in the snow and marks from jumping – here she caught mice.

But the huge tracks of the big beast, they are interrupted and looped. This bear, before going to the den to lie, confuses its tracks like a hare. He winds his way along the brown, mossy marshes, along the water, jumps sideways through the valleys, one by one to and fro there. Then just lie down, reassured that the track is well confused.

That’s how you can go to the forest – like reading a book about the life of its inhabitants. You just need to be interested and very attentive.

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What can tell the footprints in the snow?